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  • Becoming a "Workplan” or “Mission Driven” Association

    Lori Halley 18 November 2013 0 comments
    Do you think your organization might benefit from embracing a “workplan-driven” or “mission driven” structure?
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  • Supporting Your Event Volunteers

    Lori Halley 18 February 2013 0 comments
    Is it time to set the bar a little higher for how you support your event volunteers?
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  • Passing the Volunteer Torch

    Lori Halley 24 July 2012 0 comments
    What inspiration can we draw from the upcoming Summer Olympics? For me, the passing of the torch offers insight into managing smooth volunteer transitions.
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  • Volunteer Recruitment Checklist and Guide

    Lori Halley 09 May 2012 0 comments
    Here are two new resources from Wild Apricot - Getting Started with Volunteer Recruitment and Volunteer Recruitment Checklist - designed for the staff or volunteers of small non-profits and membership organizations who are new to volunteer recruitment.
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  • New Approaches to Volunteer Orientation

    Lori Halley 11 January 2012 0 comments
    If you are starting the new year with volunteer orientations, here are some fresh ideas and resources that might help.
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  • What's the State of Volunteering at Your Organization?

    Lori Halley 12 December 2011 0 comments
    The UN's State of the World's Volunteerism Report prompted this post that offers some ideas to consider as you plan volunteer activities for the New Year.
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  • Free eBook on Volunteer Management

    Lori Halley 18 November 2011 0 comments
    Tobi Johnson's new eBook - that includes "21big picture tips to rock your volunteer program" - is now available in Wild Apricot's new Membership Knowledge Hub.
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  • Improving the Volunteer Experience at the Nonprofit Blog Carnival

    Lori Halley 27 October 2011 2 comments
    Take a Nonprofit Blog Carnival ride to get insight into the volunteer experience and how you can improve it. Here is a round-up of posts from around the web offering tips on volunteer engagement.
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  • Villas In Tuscany and Volunteer Engagement

    Lori Halley 14 October 2011 2 comments
    Tuscan travellers and volunteer groups - both need time for orientation and reflection. Here's some insight into volunteer engagement and a reminder: Nonprofit Blog Carnival on Volunteers closes Oct. 24.
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  • Tips for Managing Your Board Development and Your Expectations

    Lori Halley 22 August 2011 0 comments
    Are you tapping your Board's full potential? Here are some thoughts on the value of board development and resources to help you with your planning process for your year ahead.
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  • Tracking Volunteer Efforts

    Lori Halley 11 May 2011 3 comments
    As a follow-up to an earlier post on volunteer scheduling, time tracking and accountability, here's an overview of a new web-based tool designed to help volunteer organizations track volunteer effort, measure the impact and share volunteer data.
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  • A Thank-you Can Be Powerful

    Lori Halley 18 April 2011 3 comments
    Did you know that thanking volunteers can increase their engagement? In this post we suggest that instead of holding a "thank-a-thon" once a year, you develop on-going volunteer recognition plans.
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  • Managing Volunteers and Expectations

    Lori Halley 15 April 2011 1 comments
    Many organizations struggle to harness the goodwill being offered due to lack of resources for effectively recruiting, training and managing potential volunteers. How can we close the gap between what volunteers are looking for today and how organizations are engaging these individuals?
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  • Harnessing Volunteer Power

    Lori Halley 13 April 2011 3 comments
    Volunteers can transform communities and they are the lifeblood of many associations, non-profits and clubs. But many organizations struggle to effectively recruit, train and manage their volunteer base. This post offers some ideas, suggestions and resources that might help you get started in developing your organization’s volunteer management strategy.
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  • How Do You Recognize Your Volunteers?

    Lori Halley 11 April 2011 3 comments
    In honor of National Volunteer Week, our posts this week will focus on volunteers. In this post, we share some volunteer recognition best practices and ideas.
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